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Who is most at risk for Addison's disease?

Addison's disease affects an equal number of men and women. It can occur at any time in life, but it's most common in people who are between 30 and 50 years old. Those who are most at risk are people who have conditions that damage the adrenal glands. This includes people with adrenal cancers, people with infections like tuberculosis, and people with autoimmune disorders.

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How is Addison's disease different from other adrenal disorders?
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What is an Addisonian crisis?
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An Addisonian crisis, also called acute adrenal insufficiency, is a medical emergency that happens i...
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How do illnesses affect someone with Addison's disease?
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